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C: Building construction site

by Jan Mulder, 1.9 km away

Construction site as seen from the corner of Urzednica and Kazimierza Wielkiego. Photo's taken on may...

Building construction site

D: Building construction site at Zbrojow

by Jan Mulder, 1.9 km away

Photo's taken on may 31, 2011.

Building construction site at Zbrojow

E: Kopiec Kościuszki, Krakow, Poland

by Krzysztof Reczek, 2.0 km away

One from few my panoramas from Poland.It's very nice country. People are very helpful and generally h...

Kopiec Kościuszki, Krakow, Poland

F: Krakow - Blonia Park #1

by Robert Pipala, 2.1 km away

Blonia Park is a vast meadow with an area of 48 hectares directly adjacent to the historic centre of ...

Krakow - Blonia Park #1

G: Hol gmachu głównego AGH

by Bartłomiej Tokaj, 2.3 km away

Hol gmachu głównego AGH

H: Panienski Rocks in Wolski Forest

by Wojciech Fuchs, 2.7 km away

Panienski Rocks in Wolski Forest

I: Lajkonik

by Ilja van de Pavert, 2.8 km away

The Lajkonik is one of the unofficial symbols of the city of Kraków, Poland. It is represented as a b...

Lajkonik

J: "Pasternik" cemetery in Krakow at night time

by Wojciech Fuchs, 2.8 km away

"Pasternik" cemetery in Krakow at night time

This panorama was taken in Krakow, Europe

This is an overview of Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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